Summary of the Curriculum Vitae Authored by Edward Kazimierz Kremky 2 July 1936 in Warsaw

“I was born on 23 January 1909 in the Jedlanka estate, commune of Uścimów, district of Włodawa, as the son of Edward – tenant of the estate, who currently works as an official of the Directorate General of State Forests in Warsaw – and Wanda Zofia, née Arciszewska.

I began attending secondary school in 1917, as I enrolled into an introductory grade at a Polish school – the Tadeusz Czacki Secondary School in Żytomierz (Ukraine), where I lived with my mother until 1920. Having returned to the home country, I attended a state school – the J. Lelewel Secondary School in Warsaw, and received a high school graduation certificate in 1929.

In the years 1929-1930, I volunteered for military service in the Reserve Officer Cadets School in Zambrów near Łomża (5th Rifle Company – Janina Kremky’s note), from where I graduated with the final grade “good”. I then took military training in the reserve of the 21st Warsaw Infantry Regiment, where I was assigned after I had been promoted to second lieutenant of reserve on 1 January 1934.

After I finished my military service, in 1930 I enrolled at University of Warsaw (currently named after Józef Piłsudski), at the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, at the Institute of Geography, with the intention to work in the field which I had chosen a long time ago and held very dear. In order to complete the subject which I had chosen, I switched in 1935/1936 to the Geographical Institute of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, from where I graduated in 1936 with a PhD in geography.”

Additional Information for Edward Kazimierz Kremky’s Curriculum Vitae Provided by his Wife, Janina Kremky

In 1936, Edward Kazimierz Kremky started working at the State Institute of Peasant Culture attached to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Warsaw, as a scientific worker (specialist in economic geography). He worked there until the outbreak of the war.

In September 1939, he was evacuated together with the Institute to Lublin, where he volunteered for the army and on 8 September 1939, was assigned to the 36th Infantry Regiment of the Academic Legion (?).

He was then interned by the USSR and stayed in Łuck, from where he was transported to the camp in Kozelsk. He sent one letter from the camp, dated 24 November 1939, asking for a small package with underwear, and expressing hope that he would see his family soon.

In November, the family in Warsaw was contacted by Edward Kremky’s colleague, who was interned with him in Łuck, but managed to escape from the camp. My husband did not choose to escape (even though it was not very hard at that point), because he thought that he should suffer the same fate as all of the soldiers who had been captured with him.

He was murdered in the Katyń forest and identified under no. 2658 on the list of the exhumed and identified victims in Katyń, published by the “Nowy Kurier Warszawski:”.

He was survived by his wife and two sons – 2-year-old Andrzej and 2-month-old Jacek.